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.224 (.223 caliber) 55gr jacketed projectiles pre-panic price?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by cpy911, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    Hi,

    I am looking into reloading for .223 someday. When the price and availability comes down (hey, I can think positive vibes on price at least), what is a good deal for your basic 55gr .224 jacketed projectiles for plinking/range fodder?

    Looking for price per bullet in bulk pricing....

    Do you guys recall buying 1K bullets and how much shipped to your castle?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember what I last paid because it's been so long. I will wish you luck though when you do start to reload. I've been trying to find bulk .223 now for 6 months.
     
  3. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    OK. If you can find it, what is a decent going rate for 1K shipped?
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Kev has an empty ammo can to refill that has an old 7.62x54r round, and an old spent casing sitting in the bottom that he posted a photo of... :laugh:
     
  5. 2ndtimer

    2ndtimer SE Washington state Active Member

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    As I recall, I had some Hornady 50 gr SP delivered to my house for $103.00 for 1K shipped a year and a half ago. I think the 55 gr SP were about the same price. I also recently (within the past 12 months ordered in 1K Hornady 55 gr Z-Max bullets for about $120 + shipping from MidSouth Shooters Supply.
     
  6. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  7. df662

    df662 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    If I remember right last year Wideners had the Hornady .224 55gr FMJBT 6,000 bulk packs last year in the $475-ish range (shipping included). Regular price range was 500-525

    55gr pulled bullets were around a tad lower than that.


    62gr green tips were around $80 per 1k
     
  8. ruger45blackhawk

    ruger45blackhawk milwaukie Active Member

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    df662 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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  10. ruger45blackhawk

    ruger45blackhawk milwaukie Active Member

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    I have never used these type mil spec bullets. Are they in there with the quality control of the Hornady FMJBT? I know just for plinking who cares?
     
  11. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    Did some more research. It looks like bulk pull downs have ranged anywhere from 6-8 cents a piece. This puts it at anywhere from $60-$80 per 1k. I think that I will wait. Right now, the going price is $100-$125 per 1K. If I can get around $70/1K I will snatch up some. Again, this is for bulk pull down plinking ammo.
     
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    ThunderStruck Southern Oregon Member

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    Mid-South had there Varmint Nightmare X-Tream at $46.00 per 500...
     
  13. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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  14. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    No ... the loaded round was a 50 BMG and the brass is a 20 mike mike.
     
  15. misplacedtexan

    misplacedtexan Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    I used to pay 95$/1k for fmj 55gr bullets...but it's been well over a year since I've bought my last batch